In-Person Workshops

Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief

for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

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March 11, 2024 - March 15, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM PDT )
$2,499.00 (regular rate)
$2,299.00 (*early rate)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Venue TBA
*early rate expires 02/12/2024
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief - Vancouver - March 11-15, 2024; 9am-4pm Pacific Time

Early rate expires 02/12/2024

Quantity: 1 $ 2,299.00
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Join us for an enriching five-day program that weaves together Indigenous and Western knowledge to provide a two-eyed seeing understanding of trauma and grief. Two co-facilitators will share their wisdom and expertise to provide a relational approach to providing meaningful support. The co-facilitators will create a collaborative and reciprocal learning environment that allows space for everyone to be learners and teachers. You will have the opportunity to self-reflect on your reconciliation journey while considering both Western and Indigenous approaches to supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by trauma and grief.    

Key Elements

  • Two-eyed Seeing view of the world as mentioned in Albert Marshall's book - which is the blending of both Western clinical and cultural approaches for responding to those experiencing trauma and grief
  • Co-facilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers
  • A relational, reciprocal approach to sharing and understanding the impacts of trauma and grief

Trainer: Noela Crowe-Salazar


Noela is Cree and is a member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families in child welfare and mental health settings. Her clinical background has a special focus on problematic substance use with special populations. Noela has worked extensively with First Nations in direct practice, policy, program design, and management roles. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a private practice counsellor and consultant, as well as a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work. The foundation of her work and practice are grounded in her culture and values as an Indigenous woman, and a belief that everyone has inherent strengths and wisdom. As a trainer, Noela is passionate about collaborative work and sharing information that is meaningful and practical. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships. Read blogs written by Noela here.

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Trainer: Alison Granger-Brown


Alison has been working directly with complex and challenging offenders for over 20 years in provincial and federal prison settings. She currently works with inmates described as the most difficult in the federal prison system. Through her work and training Alison has developed keen insight into the nature of violence and violence prevention. She consults and trains widely on issues of violence, trauma and conflict management. Alison’s educational background includes Master’s degrees in leadership, training and human development as well as nurse’s training and a diploma in recreation therapy. She brought all these areas of study together in a doctorate in human and organizational systems that explored how humans interact, change and manage with the particular contexts of the systems they engage with. Alison is a contributing author to three books and multiple academic articles. As a presenter, her participants appreciate her humour, depth, and warmth.

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